LONDON – The Indian LCC (low-cost carrier), IndiGo recently left the checked-in baggage of around 37 passengers at Hyderabad airport.
Leaving 37 Passengers’ Bags…
Passengers on board IndiGo’s flight 6E 409 which was flying from Hyderabad to Visakhapatnam sector were anguished (around 37 passengers) when they found out that the airline “by mistake” left the passengers’ checked-in baggage at Hyderabad airport itself.
The flight took off at 13:23 PM from HYD and arrived at VTZ at 14:30 PM when some of the passengers were informed about the mistake by the airline.
The airline said in a statement, “We confirm that 37 bags were inadvertently left behind for flight 6E 409
departing from Hyderabad to Visakhapatnam. We are ensuring that all bags are delivered safely to the
customer’s addresses in Visakhapatnam.”
“We regret the inconvenience caused to passengers”. The airline confirmed that the bags were flown to Visakhapatnam on an evening flight and were delivered to the address of the customers in the city.
Other IndiGo Flight Delays…
In other news passengers flying on Indigo’s flight 6E 291 from Delhi to Leh faced a long delay of almost 5 hours and later the flight took off towards its destination, the aircraft was seen holding near Leh and finally headed back to its origin (New Delhi) and later the flight was cancelled by the airline.
According to the data on RadarBox flight 6E 291 was scheduled to depart at 08:20 AM and arrive at Leh Airport at 09:30 AM, but due to some reason the flight was delayed for almost 5 hours and took off finally at 13:20 PM.
Aircraft bearing registration VT-IZM (an Airbus A320neo that is four years old, and was delivered to IndiGo in December 2018) reached Leh airport but was unable to land.
Leh airport is a very notorious airport in the country, known for weather-related disruption and this is not the first time when flights weren’t able to land and were diverted, this is a common occurrence for most of the flights flying to Leh.
The aircraft returned to its origin and later the flight was cancelled by the airline the passengers were offered either a full refund or an option to take the next available flight.
This was weather related delay as according to the data available even on Saturday (i.e. February 11, 2023) no flights landed or took off from Leh, most of the arriving flights were either diverted or cancelled.
In fact, on February 11, another IndiGo flight, 6E 3291 which departed after a delay of nearly four hours (at 12:56 PM IST) flew almost halfway towards Leh and turned back and landed at the origin.
“IndiGo flight 6E 291 from Delhi to Leh was delayed due to bad weather conditions. We regret the
inconvenience caused to the passengers,” an IndiGo spokesperson said in a statement.